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0.76% decline
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1.08% decline
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1.59% growth


The economy of Highland, IN employs 11,576 people. The economy of Highland, IN is specialized in Manufacturing; Wholesale trade; and Transportation & Warehousing, which employ respectively 1.64; 1.55; and 1.36 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Highland, IN are Manufacturing (1,830), Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,530), and Retail trade (1,361), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,038), Transportation & Warehousing ($50,545), and Finance & Insurance ($46,875).

Median household income in Highland, IN is $62,240. Males in Highland, IN have an average income that is 1.3 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,517. The income inequality of Highland, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447 which is lower than the national average.


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Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Highland, IN. In Lake County, IN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 60 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,709. Lake County, IN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Indiana.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Highland, IN is from the county of Lake County, IN.

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Highland, IN is home to a population of 23,107 people, from which 98.4% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Highland, IN is composed of 17,900 White residents (77.5%), 3,533 Hispanic residents (15.3%), 827 Black residents (3.58%), 432 Asian residents (1.87%), and 332 Two+ residents (1.44%). The most common foreign languages in Highland, IN are Spanish (1,173 speakers), Greek (170 speakers), and Polish (159 speakers), but compared to other places, Highland, IN has a relative high number of Greek (170 speakers), Serbo-Croatian (155 speakers), and Polish (159 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Highland, IN awarded 142 degrees. The student population of Highland, IN is skewed towards females, with 5 male students and 137 female students. Most students in Highland, IN are White (70 and 49.3%), followed by Black or African American (35 and 24.6%), Hispanic or Latino (31 and 21.8%), and Two or more races (4 and 2.82%). The largest universities in Highland, IN by number of graduates are Tricoci University of Beauty Culture-Highland (142 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Highland, IN are General Cosmetology (96 and 67.6%), Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (6 and 4.23%), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Highland, IN are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Highland, IN is $153,500, which is 0.75 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $151,100 to $153,500, a 1.59% increase. The homeownership rate of Highland, IN is 78.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Highland, IN have an average commute time of 26.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Highland, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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